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Rachel Bolt


Rachel has performed as principal viola for all the following orchestras. The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta, Britten Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, New London Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Busy in London studios she has recorded sessions for Andy Brown, Roz Colls, Cathy Giles, Isobel Griffiths, George Hamer, Perry Montague-Mason, Colin Sheen, Hilary Skewes and Gavyn Wright. These have included tracks for:
Amy Winehouse, (Rehab, Valerie, Back to Black.)
Take That, (Patience, Greatest Day, The Flood))
Robbie Williams. (Millennium, Rock DJ ,the albums “Swing When You’re Winning and “Swing Both Ways”)
Adele. (the albums "19" and "21".) 
Sam Smith, One Direction, Coldplay, Olly Murs, Sigma,  Richard Ashcroft, Emeli Sandé, Tom Odell, Paloma Faith and Florence Welch.

Rachel has also recorded film soundtracks for Hans Zimmer, (Batman/Dark Knight series, the Da Vinci Code, Inception,) David Arnold ,(several James Bond films) John Williams, (Harry Potter) and James Newton-Howard (Hunger Games series) amongst many others. Recent filmscores have included Interstellar, Beauty and the Beast ,Jason Bourne and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Recent TV series include, Sherlock and Midsomer murders.

Rachel has appeared as a soloist at the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall and has given solo broadcasts for BBC radio and Classic FM.
She was the winner of the National Federation of Music Societies: Young Concert Artist Competition, the Royal Overseas League: Bernard Shore Prize and was a Fulbright Scholar which enabled her to study in the US with Donald McInnes.

In 1991,she was awarded the Sir John Barbirolli Prize at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition.

CD’s include works with the Nash Ensemble and a recording of the solo viola part of Britten’s Curlew River with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields under Sir Neville Marriner, Rachel was also the viola soloist for the  Placido Domingo film soundtrack “The Other Conquest” and has recorded Holst’s Lyric movement for viola and orch

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